ED and SC are not equal. Frontier did worked on ED over past decade regularly and decided at one point to finish it. This is the reason why they made it so fast. Second, ED is a fraction of scope and complexity of SQ42+SC. Third CIG had zero studios at end of kickstarter, nor pipelines, no heavily modified game engine and 12 guys. Last but not least, you don't know what cash CR bring to create the project.